site.btaToday's Observances: September 24
- National Day of Guinea-Bissau: Independence Day (1973).
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1918: Soldiers' Uprising breaks out. Inspired by the Russian Revolution of 1917, it is the first armed attempt to replace the monarchy in Bulgaria by a republic.
1990: President Zhelyu Zhelev is the first Bulgarian head of State to pay a visit to the US. He takes part in the 45th UN General Assembly Session and confers with US President George H.W. Bush (on September 28).
1996: Bulgaria signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in New York. Ratified by the National Assembly on September 1, 1999.
2003: Parliament ratifies the ILO Convention concerning Seafarers' Welfare at Sea and in Port of 1987 (No. 163).